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NetMaps - A Three Dimensional Interface for Web Browsers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: 342
Agency Tracking Number: 30918
Amount: $49,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 53398
Albuquerque, NM 87153
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John F. Mareda
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Business Contact
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Research Institution

The coming information superhighway sets the stage for how we will work and play in the next millennium; building upon the Internet along with powerful new Internet tools such as the World Wide Web. By every measure, the Internet and the Web are experiencing exponential growth. The amount and variety of data on the Net makes it increasingly difficult to find specific information of interest - for new users, especially.

A set of tools are proposed which contain a simple graphical user interface based on 3 dimensional objects, for organizing and viewing information on the Web. The organizational structure created is called a NetMap. During Phase I, prototype versions of the tools will be developed and used to generate a sample NetMap. In Phase II, fully functional versions of these tools will be developed along with the ability to use NetMaps in a 3D immersive environment. These tools could be used by anyone to organize or locate information on the Internet.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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